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Suspected burglar gets stuck in takeaway vent for seven hours

He was spotted after shouting to passers-by for help.

How police found the suspect
How police found the suspect

A SUSPECTED BURGLAR had to shout to passers-by for help after he got stuck in an extractor vent at a takeaway in England for seven hours.

Police were called after a member of the public saw a pair of legs sticking out of the vent at DFC Chicken on Rookery Road in Handsworth, Birmingham at around 8.20am today.

Police officer PC Matthew Willocks was sent to the scene. He said: “The extractor unit had been removed and the suspect had climbed into the extractor outlet at around 2am.

“He was completely stuck and couldn’t move at all.

“The fire brigade had to come in and use the jaws of life to pull back all the extractor casing to release him.”

The suspect, a 45-year-old local man, was released shortly before 9am. He was taken to hospital for a check-up and arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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